- Police sources have confirmed Ishfaq Ahmad Dar has joined Lashkar-e-Taiba
- Dar was posted at Police Training Centre in Kathua, missing since Monday
- At least 6 policeman have joined militancy in last 2 years
Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, who was posted at Police Training Centre in Kathua district in the state, was reported missing after he failed to return from his leave on Monday.
Police sources have confirmed to NDTV that Dar has joined Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.
"Ishfaq Ahmed had gone on leave from PTC Kathua. He was supposed to report back on October 23 but failed to return. We will take legal action against him," a senior officer of PTC Kathua was quoted by news agency Press Trust of India.
A resident of Heff Shirmal village in southern Shopian, Ahmed joined the police in 2012, the official said.
In the last two years, around half-a-dozen policemen have deserted the force and joined militancy in Kashmir.
(with inputs from PTI)